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Alternate Ending

Alternate Ending was formed when three friends realized that they all shared a passion for movies. Tim had been reviewing films at his old blog Antagony & Ecstasy for over a decade, and Rob & Carrie had found great success with their year-old podcast, when they all decided to combine forces to create a new site, dedicated to their desire to watch and discuss the best (and worst) that cinema has to offer. The result is the website you see before you. What makes Alternate Ending different from all the other film sites on the internet? Well, we humbly suggest that it's the three of us: very different people with very different thoughts about the movie. Too many film sites cater to the same kind of audience, with one overwhelming voice in the writing, but what we treasure at Alternate Ending is diversity: diversity of opinion, diversity in belief about what film should do and how it should do it. We want to celebrate our different opinions, and celebrate yours as well. This isn't a site for people who just want to talk about the latest hot new movies in theaters right this minute. This is a site for people who can't get to the theater until the third week a film is out; a site for people who just want to find something great to stream online after the kids have gone to sleep, a site for people whose favorite pastime is to grab a bunch of classic films on DVD from the library and watch them all weekend. It's a site that believes that every great movie is a wonderful new treasure, whether you see it the night of its premiere or fifty years later. It's a site about discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time.
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Now displaying: March, 2020
Mar 30, 2020

There are a lot of ways you can ride out a pandemic. You can gather all of your beautiful rich friends, hole up in a villa outside of Florence, and tell dirty stories to each other for ten straight days. Or you can throw a lavish party with several color-coded rooms that represent the decaying, corrupted soul of the age. Maybe you can keep a diary that will be treasured centuries from now as an irreplaceable historical document. Or maybe you can just masturbate a lot.

Here at Alternate Ending, we're going to spend our time watching movies, naturally enough. And since the world is scary out there right now, our next episode is celebrating our favorite pick-me-up movies, the ones we watch when we're tired and achy and just generally feeling crummy, curled up on the couch in a blanket. These are the cinematic equivalent of a big bowl of chicken soup, the movies we watch when we need to feel warm and protected and cozy. Because whether you're sick with a virus or just sick of being stuck in the house, you're probably sick of something right now, and there's nothing like a good familiar movie to help you feel better.

In Worth Mentioning, we cover The Hunt, Bloodshot and Lady and the Tramp.

Mar 16, 2020

Between A Quiet Place: Part II depicting how humanity might look after civilization has been destroyed by blind, man-eating aliens, and COVID-19 preventing us from going out to the movie theaters to see it (EDIT: In a much more direct way than I had initially meant, as it turns out), it's an exciting time for fans of apocalypses. To celebrate - or prepare? - we're taking a look at our favorite films about what happens after the end of everything.  We share our top five apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies, all those merry and uplifting tales of how nuclear war, environmental collapse, zombies, or, yes, pandemics have destroyed the world and left behind only the abandoned ruins for scavengers to pick over.

In Worth Mentioning we cover OnwardTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and Hook.

Mar 2, 2020

We intended to start the year off on a positive note, with our most favorite films of the 2010's, and leave it at that.  But we would be completely remiss if we didn't slip into the deep, dark, cinematic sadness of the last decade, to look at the worst films of the last 10 years, too.  Hearts are already breaking at the mention of Orson Welles and Fred Rogers' names, but we won't get ahead of ourselves here.

We'll be taking a look at our Bottom 10 of the 2010's and we think you should join us!

In Worth Mentioning, we discuss The Invisible Man, Ride Your Wave and Jacob's Ladder, thanks to Patreon Jason Dohla.

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